WORKSHOPS

I am a Certified Canadian HACCP Professional (CCHP) and approved facilitator for the Food Processing Human Resources Council of Canada through which I offer industry-standardized certificate courses.  I love having the opportunity to conduct in-person workshops on topics that are relevant to the small-scale food processing industry and have worked with hundreds of clients in this format.  Workshops can be customized and conducted on site at your location while others, such as the Agri-Food Business Planning Course, are open to all food producers and processors.

A partial list of workshop topics includes:

  • Agri-Food Business Planning (see below)
  • Value-Added Product Development
  • Quality Management
  • Developing a HACCP Plan
  • Prerequisite Programs
  • Sanitation Training
  • Food Safety Orientation
  • Managing Recall in a Wired World
  • Allergen Management
  • Food Safety & Food Spoilage

AGRI-FOOD BUSINESS PLANNING

Workshop Modules:
1. The Business Planning Process: Learn about the key elements of a Business Plan from start to finish.
2. Market Access and Analysis: Learn how to assess and research your market.
3. Product Development: Learn strategies for success from concept to commercialization.
4. Financial planning and management: Learn how to budget, plan as well as read and understand your financial statements.
5. Quality Assurance: Understand quality assurance, quality control and food safety systems.
6. Labeling and packaging: Learn the elements of package design and legislated labeling requirements.
7. Production Economics: Learn how to determine the costs of production.
8. Logistics: Learn the basics of procurement, receiving, storage and shipping.

2017:

June 21, 2017 – Cranbrook Farmers Market Vendors Mingle Launch & Learn Register Here

April 1-2, 2017 – Agri-Food Business Planning (East Kootenays – Creston/Wynndel, BC) Register Here

Download the flyer: Workshop_FLYER_CRESTON_2017_OL

January 12-13, 2017
 – Agri-Food Business Planning (Surrey, BC)

2016:

November 25, 2015 – Recall in a Wired World (North Vancouver, BC)
November 29, 2016 – Sanitation Training (North Vancouver, BC)
November 3-4, 2016 – Agri-Food Business Planning (Coquitlam, BC)
October 28-29, 2016 – Agri-Food Business Planning (Grand Forks, BC)
October 18-19, 2016 – Agri-Food Business Planning (Creston, BC)
October 15-16, 2016 – Agri-Food Business Planning (Prince George, BC)
July 26, 2016 – Recall in a Wired World (Windermere, BC)
July 14-15, 2016 – Agri-Food Business Planning (Burnaby, BC)
July 13, 2016 – Food Safety Orientation (North Vancouver, BC)
May 24, 2016 – Food Safety Orientation (North Vancouver, BC)
April 14-15, 2016 – Agri-Food Business Planning (Nelson, BC)
April 12-13, 2016 – Agri-Food Business Planning (Nelson, BC)

2015: 

December 10, 2015 – Post-Farm Food Safety Series #10: Developing a HACCP Plan (Nelson, BC)
November 12, 2015 -Post-Farm Food Safety Series #9: Prerequisite Programs – Operational Prerequisites Program (Nelson, BC)
October 24, 2015 – Post-Farm Food Safety Series #8: Recall in a Wired World (Nelson, BC)
September 14, 2015 – Post-Farm Food Safety Series #7: Allergen Management (Nelson, BC)
August 28, 2015 – Post-Farm Food Safety Series #6: Sanitation Training (Nelson, BC)
July 24, 2015 – Post-Farm Food Safety Series #5: Prerequisite Programs – Personnel Program (Nelson, BC)
July 16, 2015 – Food Safety Orientation (Creston, BC)
June 26, 2015 – Post-Farm Food Safety Series #4: Prerequisite Programs: Equipment Maintenance (Nelson, BC)
May 4, 2015 – Post-Farm Food Safety Series #3: Prerequisite Programs: Transportation, Purchasing, Receiving, Shipping and Storage Program (Nelson, BC)
April 2, 2015 – Post-Farm Food Safety Series #2: Prerequisite Programs: Premises Program (Nelson, BC)
March 1, 2015 – Post-Farm Food Safety Series #1: Food Safety & Food Spoilage (Nelson, BC)

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